I am struggling with citations for my many Irish workhouse admission and discharge records. The registry books were originally created by the Dublin Poor Law Union (North or South), are held at the National Archives of Ireland, and Findmypast has digitized, indexed, and published images of the registry books. Each record on Findmypast contains both an image and a transcription of the original material. The image contains basic information for the individual, along with admission and discharge date. Each lined entry on the page has a stamped number in the left-hand column, which becomes the inmate's workhouse number. The transcription includes the workhouse, sometimes a folio or page number (rarely), and the book/volume number for the record held at the National Archives. I am wrestling with being consistent while citing what I see in the image. I feel like I should not cite information from the transcription and image together?
Does this cover the essential elements (clearly I am not very confident):
"Dublin Workhouses Admission and Discharge Registers 1840-1919," admission record for Mary Woods (1840), South Dublin Union, workhouse no. 2610; digital image, Findmypast (htpp://www.findmypast.com : accessed 20 February 2020); citing Poor Law Records of South Dublin Poor Law Union, 1840-1918, The National Archives of Ireland.
This particular record does not have a discharge date, however, most do. The discharge date is not indexed (or in the transcription) so one needs to locate the admission record and view the image. To cite this, would it be appropriate to add a comment layer stating the discharge date was recorded on the admission entry?
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!